Lee Commissioners accept nearly $4.5 million in HUD grants to aid individuals with low to moderate incomes

Fort Myers, FL, – The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to accept nearly $4.5 million in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant funds for the fiscal year 2023-2024 budget.

This annual funding is used for planning, homeless services, community development and various housing programs administered by Lee County’s Department of Human and Veteran Services to assist about 15,500 people with low and moderate household income.

Lee County is eligible for the funds because HUD has accepted Lee County’s Annual Action Plan. The grants are through programs including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds.

Projects in Lee County’s Annual Action Plan include:

  • Housing Rehabilitation and Reconstruction
  • Community Infrastructure
  • Community Public Services
  • Down Payment Assistance
  • Tenant Based Rental Assistance
  • Non-Profit Capital Improvement.

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